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NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept
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NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test…
NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
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NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

Oct 16 (Reuters) – NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large clusters…
Capsule with asteroid samples arrives in Japan for research
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Capsule with asteroid samples arrives in Japan for research

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese space agency officials were delighted Tuesday by the return of a small capsule containing asteroid soil…
International Astronomical Union names new asteroid after Egyptian scientist
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International Astronomical Union names new asteroid after Egyptian scientist

The International Astronomical Union on Saturday named a newly discovered asteroid after Egyptian scientist Farouk al-Baz, in honor of his…
Mysterious glass found in Egypt’s Western Desert
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Mysterious glass found in Egypt’s Western Desert

Mysterious glass known as Libyan Desert Glass confirmed to be created by meteorite forces almost 29 million years ago has…
NASA spaceship zooms toward farthest world ever photographed
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NASA spaceship zooms toward farthest world ever photographed

  A NASA spaceship is zooming toward the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever photographed by humankind,…
Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt
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Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt

More than 500 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday,…
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